Cocktails for the Colorado Gala

Thursday, October 21, 2021
6:00 PM | Kimpton Hotel Van Zandt

Cocktails for the Colorado is our largest and most important annual fundraiser. Each year, hundreds of Austin’s industry leaders, key influencers, and philanthropists come together with the shared goal of making a positive impact for the Texas Colorado River and our community. All funds raised support Colorado River Alliance’s online & in-person education programs that teach today’s youth & community about the importance of protecting and preserving our Texas Colorado River.

As we watch the effects of the recent pandemic and winter storm of 2021, it becomes whelmingly apparent just how important our natural water resources are to our well-being and everyday lives as humans. To maintain our precious resource for future generations to use and enjoy, we must educate today’s youth on its importance of protecting the river. This is especially important now that Central Texas is quickly becoming the fastest growing area, increasing demands for clean water.

We invite you to join us in October to make a positive impact on our state’s lifeblood and most important natural resource!

Auction Donation Form

Contact Keri Pearson at for more info!

Thank you to our 2020 Gala Sponsors!
Presenting Sponsor

Evening Program Sponsor

Colorado River Sponsors

Pedernales River Sponsors
Tim & Debbie Collins | David & Becky Roche


Llano River Sponsors
Jim & Cindy DeCosmo | John & Meg Erskine | The Lay Family | Lesley & John Pitts | Armbrust & Brown, PLLC | Beacon Nonprofit Consulting | Bickerstaff Heath Delgado Acosta LLP | Colorado River Land Trust | DuBois Bryant & Campbell | Freese and Nichols, Inc | Frost | HNTB | HPI Real Estate Services & Investments | Horizon Bank | IBC Bank | PMB Helin Donovan | Prominent Title | Prosperity Bank | rand* Construction | Rifeline

San Saba River Sponsors
Allen Family Foundation | Marty & Pam Akins | Steve & Joan Clark | Ronald Gertson | Anne & Russ Keene | Marie & Barth Timmerman | Susan & Gilbert Turrieta | Pam & Neel White | Benny Boyd Auto Group | Blanton & Associates | Daniel B. Stephens & Associates, Inc | First National Bank of Bastrop | Twin Liquors

Concho River Sponsors
Elijah Craig Bourbon | Land Strategies, Inc | Southside Bank | Teeple Partners Inc

Susan Turrieta, Committee Chair
Sally Lay Allen | Melissa Miller Dausch | Keri Kelley Pearson | Amanda Wilson

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